Cove Park’s International Crafts programme expresses our commitment to supporting emerging and established international designer/makers and creating ways in which these individuals can engage with artists, organisations and audiences in Scotland. Previous international craft residents include Erno Langenberg, Hannah Waldron, Nick Ross, Hilda Hellstrom, Carolina Apolonia, Johannes Nagel Anja Lapatsch and Annika Unge, and Tilleke Schwartz.
Marie O’Connor is a Stockholm–based textile designer. A recurring theme in her work is the interplay between flatness and form, exploring this in surface, object and image–making. Her current practice is deeply rooted in research and during her 5 week residency, she intends to build upon recent theoretical and visual sources with a dedicated period of making and material experimentation, considering clothing and textiles as diagram, dialogue, map or memory.